Hawaii Supreme Court rules for Hawaiians in homelands case, Gender X driver's licenses available, Senate panel nixes aid package to shipper Young Brothers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian man with children at Lalakea ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must pay Native Hawaiians damages. The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Native Hawaiians seeking damages over decades of waiting for homestead leases. KHON2.Justices fault state for mismanaging Hawaiian land trust. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued a stinging rebuke Tuesday to the state for what the justices unanimously called wrongful conduct that has resulted in the state’s failu...
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My email to a person still panicking from the pandemic

Extract: Herd immunity is a theoretical construct. In practice herd immunity varies with viral load and a number of characteristics. There is no unique “number” for herd immunity. Also various definitions in the literature about what it means. The one I use is when the reproduction rate drops below 1 and the virus spread starts […]
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A Filipino Food Tour of Rooty Hill!

Today we head to Sydney's Rooty Hill to try some incredible Filipino food. There's the Legendary Kamayan restaurant that has been in business for 29 years, to sweet Puto Flan and Pandesal to soft Yema cake to the crispiest, crunchiest Crispy Pata pork knuckle. You can easily eat and shop your way around Rooty Hill!
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Tourist railway in England

A train ride is one of the most ideal ways to explore the English countryside, and if you can’t quite pin down the Hogwarts Express, this new train service is a good secondary option. New tourist trains, courtesy of Rail Charter Services, are scheduled to begin scenic routes on the Settle to Carlisle line this summer. The service will complete three 112-mile round trips per day in North Yorkshire and Cumbria, running from/to Skipton or Settle from/to Appleby. There are three options — the fu...
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Arrests in Hong Kong

After China voted to pass its National Security Law on Tuesday, the first arrests have been made in Hong Kong for “unauthorized assemblies” and actions that “undermine national unification.” On Wednesday, thousands gathered for the annual pro-democracy rally marking the end of British rule — the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s independence from Britain. Demonstrators chanted slogans like “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” The gathering occurred in defiance of a ban of crowds exceedin...
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Rez Roads, #vanlife, Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation is about the size of West Virginia. Nearly surrounding the four corners of the American Southwest, the country’s largest Native reservation encompasses 27,000 square miles across three states: New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. To Chantal Wadsworth and her partner, Vernan Kee, who both grew up in the Navajo Nation, this land was mostly all they knew. Growing up here meant becoming accustomed to seeing — and often experiencing — poverty. Opportunities to travel were few and far b...
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Middle East Deals: #UAE's Taqa to Offer More Shares in Asset Swap - Bloomberg

:Abu Dhabi’s Taqa plans to sell more shares after completing an asset-transfer deal with its parent, government-owned ADPower, that creates a utility giant in the Gulf Arab region.Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Taqa’s credit rating by three levels to Aa3, the fourth-highest investment grade, following the transfer. Its stock fell 2.3%, the biggest drop since June 8, to 0.67 dirhams.Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., as Taqa is officially known, also appointed Jasim Husain Thabet as chief executi...
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OPEC Cuts Output to Lowest Since 1991 as Virus Slams Oil Demand - Bloomberg

OPEC Cuts Output to Lowest Since 1991 as Virus Slams Oil Demand - Bloomberg:OPEC slashed oil production to the lowest level since the Gulf War in 1991, as it escalated efforts to revive global markets just as a resurgence of the coronavirus is threatening demand again.Saudi Arabia faithfully delivered the extra curbs promised in June, and the laggards, though still trailing in implementing the cuts, stepped up their performance, according to a Bloomberg survey. OPEC and its partners’ record outp...
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Praxe freshman hazing in Portugal

Every September , students wearing button-ups and long black capes parade through Portugal’s university cities while plainclothes freshmen perform embarrassing stunts like they’re pledging Hogwarts Greek life. This analogy is not entirely off. Praxe is an academic tradition designed to initiate university freshmen. First-years are publicly hazed, much like fraternity and sorority hopefuls at American schools. Older students oversee the antics dressed in capa e batina, a “cape and cassock” comb...
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France bans e-bike commercial

France has just banned a commercial for a Dutch bicycle over concerns that the commercial creates a “climate of fear” about cars. The ad, which has been aired on both Dutch and German television, is apparently worrying France’s advertising regulation authority, as they believe the ad unfairly discredits the automobile industry. The ad, for the VanMoof e-bike, features a shiny black car reflecting images of chimneys, flashing emergency lights, and traffic jams. The car then melts and transfor...
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New Zealand Wild West town for sale

The Wild West has distinctly American connotations, but this detailed replica of a Wild West town is actually located in New Zealand. Mellonsfolly Ranch, built in 2006, is a replica of a 1860s Wyoming frontier town turned into a boutique hotel that can accommodate up to 22 guests, and it’s on sale for $7.5 million. Photo: Mellonsfolly Ranch According to the listing by Sotheby’s, “On this ranch, you won’t find herds of sheep or cattle. Taking advantage of the surrounding pristine native bus...
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Global report: first tourists arrive in Greece as Brazil passes 60,000 deaths

Spain and Portugal reopen border as global tourism industry predicted to lose up to £2.6tnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first tourist flights in four months landed on the Greek island of Crete, and Spain and Portugal reopened their land border as European countries continued to ease travel restrictions, as Brazil recorded 60,000 deaths.A charter plane carrying 172 passengers from Hamburg landed at Heraklion airport on Crete at 8am, minutes after another aircraft...
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Lufthansa offers COVID-19 tests

Starting on July 29, 2020, Lufthansa will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to inbound and outbound travelers on its flights at the Frankfurt and Munich airports. In Frankfurt, the test takes place at a special facility in the airport and results are available via an app from six to eight hours for a regular test and three hours for an express test. Travelers will have to pay for the tests, and costs are 59 euros ($66.50) for a regular test and 139 euros ($156.50) for an express one. The PCR tests...
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How to Bring Your Own Coffee or Tea to the Airport

Not everyone wants to spend $10 on a grande mocha latte or chamomile tea from Starbucks, Dunkin’, or anywhere else that may serve it in the airport. We all know that airports hike prices up because, well, people are still going to spend the money regardless. But, if you’re like me (cheap), you’re only spending money…Read more...
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Unconstrained Voices | By Klaus Kohlmayr

For everyone whose lifeblood is the hotel industry, the last few months have been heartbreaking. Of course, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc and unimaginable pain and hardship for countless people around the world, but we could never have imagined seeing the entire world stop traveling completely.
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How Two Major Airlines Are Actually Handling Social Distancing

When travel first slowly began to open up, airlines confirmed they would put social distancing measures in place: blocking out middle seat assignments and not packing the planes to full capacity. However, United and American Airlines have now both opted out and are lifting social distancing measures on their flights,…Read more...
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All about ekiben

“I think food , culture, people, and landscape are all absolutely inseparable,” said the late Anthony Bourdain. In Japan, those three inseparable qualities can be found in ekiben, the iconic packed lunch that has served as a trusted travel companion for almost two centuries. Ekiben is a popular quick meal that’s neatly packed in a beautiful box. While the food in an ekiben varies, generally each has a balanced combination of meat or fish, vegetables, and rice, and also comes with chopsticks. ...
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Happy Independence Day

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Global report: first tourists in Greece as UN warns of tourism blow

Spain and Portugal reopen border as global tourism industry could lose up to £2.6tnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first tourist flights in four months landed on the Greek island of Crete, and Spain and Portugal reopened their land border as European countries continued to ease travel restrictions as Brazil recorded 60,000 deaths.A charter plane carrying 172 passengers from Hamburg landed at Heraklion airport on Crete at 8am, minutes after another aircraft had arr...
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Sovereign investors ill-prepared for crises, finds report - Reuters

Sovereign investors ill-prepared for crises, finds report - Reuters:Most government funds are ill-equipped to handle crises such as COVID-19 and some sovereign investors may be hit by government withdrawals, liquidity struggles and mergers even after the pandemic, a report said on Wednesday.Managing more than $26.5 trillion of capital, sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds are among the largest global investors.But a report by Global SWF, a financial advisory boutique specialising in s...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks buoy Qatar's index, DAMAC surges on buyout report - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks buoy Qatar's index, DAMAC surges on buyout report - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Qatar's banking shares ended higher onWednesday after two lenders in the sector said they had startedmerger talks, while Dubai-listed DAMAC Properties surged on areport its chairman might take it private.The Qatar index advanced 1%, led by a 5% jump inMasraf Al Rayan after it and Al Khaliji CommercialBank said they had started negotiating a potentialmerger that could create a combined enti...
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Oil rises on U.S. crude stockpile draw, global manufacturing activity - Reuters

Oil rises on U.S. crude stockpile draw, global manufacturing activity - Reuters:Oil prices rose about 1% on Wednesday following a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories from record highs and a string of positive manufacturing data, but a surge in coronavirus cases tempered gains.Brent crude LCOc1 rose 55 cents, or 1.3%, to $41.82 a barrel by 11:08 a.m. EDT (1508 GMT). U.S. crude rose 38 cents, or 1%, to $39.65 a barrel.U.S. crude inventories USOILC=ECI fell more than expected, dropping by 7.2 millio...
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How Covid-19 is Affecting the Offshore Sector

Ever since the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, companies across the world from all sectors are taking necessary precautions against the spread and impact of the virus. Either the virus has forced them to slow down or halt operations or has led to cancellation of production altogether in lieu of workers testing positive for Covid-19. IT/Software Companies, on the other hand, are upgrading their systems and pushing for more flexibility in their way ...
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TRIBE – With over 50 hotels in the pipeline, Accor intensifies the development of its lifestyle brands

Accor is stepping up its ambition in the lifestyle sector with TRIBE, a rapidly expanding midscale brand, which is exceeding initial expectations and planning to open more than 50 hotels globally... In Europe, in addition to Paris, Amsterdam or Warsaw where hotels have already been signed, projects in iconic locations such as Berlin, London Brussels, Lisbon and Vienna are currently being finalized. Over the next five years, the brand is planning to open a total of 150 hotels worldwide aim...
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Ireckonu: Hospitality’s First Customer Data Platform (CDP)

Ireckonu solidifies itself as hospitality's premiere Customer Data Platform. Ireckonu has continuously showcased their Guest Experience Framework as a Middleware platform that enables true guest experience.
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United Kingdom's Hotels Start Re-Opening This Week | By Jane Pendlebury

We have a confirmed re-opening date for hospitality! 4th of July in England, while Northern Ireland can re-open from the 3rd of July, and Scotland on the 6th for outside venues and 15th for indoor spaces. Wales, meanwhile, are yet to confirm their decision but we can presume it won't be far behind. This means then that it's all hands on deck for those who are set to take advantage of being able to welcome guests back.
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You Can’t Automate Your Customer Relationship | By Shep Hyken

I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how three out of four customers are more loyal to your employee than your business.
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Survey: Travel Resuming, But Only 44% Of Americans Planning Trips In 2020

A survey conducted by Morning Consult commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that only 44 percent of Americans are planning overnight vacation or leisure travel in 2020, with high interest in road trips, family events, and long weekends over the summer months. Encouragingly, 68 percent of these expectant travelers say they are likely to stay in a hotel in 2020.
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What Global Hoteliers Need to Learn From China’s Hotel Recovery … and Hiccup

Mainland China's hotel industry has throttled out of coronavirus shutdowns and record-low occupancy rates to hosting a mix of leisure and business travel — save for a recent resurgence of coronavirus cases in Beijing.
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Leading Hoteliers Share Their Strategies for Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic | By David Berger

As I've reviewed the "Commitment to Cleanliness" tomes released by major hotel brands and management groups over the past month, I've been impressed by the dedication and attention to detail from the teams' that put each together. Operating under extreme pressure as many of their colleagues faced furlough, they've outlined cleaning solutions and processes that will indeed make their guests feel more comfortable and mitigate risks to the health of both their staff and guests. These commitm...
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